10-03-2018 Open Art Lab (TIF-HELEXPO)

Open discussion with the topic “Collaboration between new artists and art galleries” with Professor Y. Fokas, Professor V. Ploiaridis and P. Tsatsis.





3rd Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair / APPLICATION FORM 2018


After the artistic and commercial success of the 2nd edition with more than 10.000 visitors from more than 20 countries, we have the pleasure to announce that the 3rd Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair will take place in Thessaloniki, November 22-25, 2018.

Organized by the National Agency for The Organisation of Exhibitions, Congresses and Cultural Events (HELEXPO S.A.) along with Pantelis Tsatsis, Artistic Director, it is placed in an exceptional location within the city center by the city’s notorious business and museum area, and only 200 meters away from the seacoast.    

The Art Thessaloniki Fair, keeping on mind the feedback from previous exhibitors which emphasized the quality of the organization, accommodation and exhibition standards, this year brings the following slogan into spotlight: Distribution – Briefing – Amusement.

This year an Honorary Organizing Committee comprising from important personalities from the art world will ensure the international projection of the Thessaloniki Art Fair and aims to the increasing collector’s attention. The number of participating galleries will be in the range of 35 to 40.
Please, keep in mind you can submit your application until September, 30, 2018.


International Contemporary Art Fair
2018  |

Takis & Takis Foundation KETE

Read HERE (Greek) the full interview of Menia Kouli, Director of Public Affairs at Takis Foundation, on Axiaplus newspaper regarding Greek artist Takis & Takis Foundation KETE

Διαβάστε ΕΔΩ την ενδιαφέρουσα συνέντευξη της
Διευθύντριας Δημοσίων Σχέσεων και Επικοινωνίας του Takis Foundation,
κυρίας Μένιας Κούλη, στην εφημερίδα Αξία και Axiaplus
για τον Takis & το Ίδρυμα Takis KETE

Theorimata – Θεωρήματα

Exhibition “Theorimata” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, opening 8 February, 2018.

Catalogue sponsors: Zacharias Portalakis (collector), Nikolaos Vernikios (collector) and Pantelis Tsatsis (ARTFORUM GALLERY)

Artist Panayiotis Tanimanidis spoke recently about his monumental work «Πυρρίχιου πετάγματος» in Pasalimani, Piraeus.   



Magazine Exposed (TIF-HELEXPO), February 2018.

Includes interview with art collector Zacharias Portalakis. Cover image: Opy Zouni (ARTFORUM GALLERY collection).


Yorgos Xenos at the Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair, 23-26/11/2017.

2η ART THESSALONIKI International Contemporary Art Fair

With enormous success and, above 10.000 visitors, the 2nd Art  Thessaloniki  International  Contemporary  Art  Fair was completed for the year 2017, on November 23-26 in TIF-HELEXPO, at Pavilions 10,  9 and 8, bringing the wider public clos read more

Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

Contemporary Art in 2012-2013: the most popular medium in the decade

Demand for Contemporary art is in many ways “bulimic”. But which media are the most sought-after? How has supply and demand for paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints evolved and what are the most profitable segments for auction operators? Our analysis is based on artworks sold between mid-2012 and the end of June 2013.

The rapid growth in supply and demand of Contemporary art and the concomitant development of the segment’s high-end has in fact benefited all its media. Besides the constant new records generated by traditional paintings on canvas, drawing is the second hottest medium on the market. The number of drawings sold worldwide this year reached a record (over 10,700 lots for the period July 2012 – June 2013) that was seven times higher than the number of drawings sold over the same period 10 years earlier. The growth in the segment’s revenue has been five times faster than that… representing thirty-six times the volume of turnover generated over the same period ten years earlier and increasing no less than 25% this past year compared with the previous year (July 2012 – June 2013 versus July 2011 – June 2012 ). Several factors have underpinned this growth: in the West, inflation on the painting segment has naturally pushed many buyers towards the more affordable drawing segment, and in China, a tidal wave of Contemporary ink works has hit the market with a significant impact on the segment’s global turnover. Read the rest of this entry »